Wednesday, 4 September 2013

A Little Trip to London and The Lion King

You take your seat.
The lights dim.
The curtain starts to rise and the next thing you know you're surrounded by animals signing Circle of Life and you're holding back the tears at how amazing it is...

This weekend just gone we headed into the Big Smoke for a few days full of adventure. The first night we were there we headed to see The Lion King at The Lyceum Theatre. I had booked seats in row F which were perfect, I didn't realise how close it was to the stage and we got to see everything in such detail, I won't reveal too much about the show as I would recommend everyone to see it and I wouldn't want to ruin it but the stage & costumes were incredible and the actors and show itself were breath taking.
When people told me I would cry at the show I didn't believe them but boy was I wrong, I cried so much (so did the cute 80 year old next to me!) 

Once the show had finished we took a slow 10 minute walk back through the hustle & bustle of Covent Garden to our hotel. I booked us a room at Thistle Holborn due to it perfect location (5 minute walk from Oxford Street & Covent Garden). The hotel was beautiful, it had all it's original charm but it had been bought up to date to make it a perfect overnight location. The staff were fabulous and I couldn't fault them in any way, we even had a free upgrade to an Executive King Room which was just perfect!


Gorgeous stairs in the hotel (we were on the 4th Floor so only took the stairs down!)

The room...

Bathroom with toiletries

Glamming and taking advantage of the comfy robes!

Make up & hair done...

Made quite a lot of mess!

How cute are these socks, perfect for The Lion King!!!

Ready for the theatre!

Dress from Zara HERE now £9.99!!!!


Had to get a snap of the Chanel Beauty Store as we walked through Covent Garden!

On Sunday we had a lovely lie in the big white hotel quilt (one reason I love staying at hotels!) We then went down to the restaurant in the hotel for a delicious breakfast! After this we left our luggage with the concierge and headed out to explore! I took a cheeky little picture of my OOTD, please excuse my facial expression, I was getting pretty distracted/cringed by the amount of people walking past!

Leather Look Leggings from New Look HERE
Topshop Roll Sleeve T-Shirt HERE
Converses HERE
Embellished Necklace from Primark (current stock)
Shirt from Army Repo & Customised

To start we went to London Bridge Experience, we found a 241 Voucher online so it worked out at about £10 each, this was so funny, especially the Tombs which is where you have to walk through scary rooms and people jump out on you! Previously we had done London Dungeons, if you were going to London for the weekend I think The Dungeons is definitely more interesting.

After this we went to Camden as I'd never been and really wanted to check it out. There's a lot to see... people and shops! The classic punks hanging around and lots of markets with the same sort of... crap. Nothing really caught my eye except a purse I saw in a shop window that I picked up!

My favourite part of Camden was all the Food Stalls and being able to sit and people watch! I tried some amazing Nachos from a Mexican Food Stall, they were stacked high with delicious chicken and jalapeno's!!!

After all the excitement of the weekend we drove back down South and enjoyed an early night. It was such a fun weekend and I would really recommend The Lion King to anyone, I can't wait for my next Theatre Trip already (hopefully Charlie & the Chocolate Factory!)

What's your favourite thing to do in London?



  1. You look so pretty! I loved the Lion King. I've seen a lot of shows in the theatre and that one was a favorite of mine :)

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  2. Lovely pictures! I really want to see the Lion King. Oh and those fajitas look amazing :| haha. I'm holding a Cult Beauty Giveaway if you want to take a look :) xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

  3. I've heard such good things about The Lion King, so will have to check it out!

    Love your dress from Zara :)

    Favourite thing to do in London?? There's soo many good restaurants to try! Food, food, food, food, is my perfect Saturday.

    Hmm maybe...

    1. Sooo many nice places to eat! Going to be posting this week about where we ate (Joe's Southern Kitchen)

      Stevie xxx

  4. I went to watch the Lion King in London also and loved it! But it was about two years ago now..
    You look absolutely gorgeous! I love the photo difference from in rollers and robe to then all glammed up!

    Hannah xoxo

    1. I know! I could of stayed in the robe all night to be honest... so comfy!!!

      Stevie xxx

  5. Oh my god....that hotel room!! Also your hair looks fab, wish I could do mine so well :) x

  6. Looks amazing. Told you you would blub! I love your hair, have you got a tutorial of it? How did you manage to get upgraded?!

    Sarah xxx

    1. There's not a tutorial yet but I will do one!!!

      I guess we were just lucky with the upgrade... when we checked in the lady told us we had an upgraded!!!

      Stevie xxx

  7. Great post, I absolutely love Lion King it is amazing! Your also look so lovely.

  8. Oh wow your hotel looked amazing - love the his and hers robes, what a cute touch. It sounds like you had the most incredible weekend!!!!! You looked proper stunning in your dress xxx

    Gem │ ♥ │ Miss Makeup Magpie

  9. Your hair is insane! I seriously don't know how you do to style it, looks like a celebrity's hair!
    I'm glad you had an amazing time :)


  10. I am insanely jealous, I just love The Lion King! Your dress is stunning on you, the colour really stands out! As I work in London I never really appreciate it, think I better start now though!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  11. Awesome photos!

  12. lovely pictures! looks like you had a good time! all of the food looks delicious and you look super cute in your pics!

    -ariel* xoxo

  13. looks like an amazing trip! i want to go to camden market ^_^

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  14. Love your socks they are brilliant, ha! But I love everything about London, miss the City so much x

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